The Town of Whitestown has announced plans for a $135 million development project that will include a youth sports environment, hotel, water park, housing, retail space and other amenities.
The project will include the development of the former Wrecks Inc. automobile junkyard along Indianapolis Road and will be a joint venture between Milhaus, a retail developer, and Homefield, a Kansas-city based company.
“This project is the first of its kind in Boone County,” Whitestown Town Manager Jason Lawson stated. “Since purchasing the land more than two years ago, town officials have worked diligently to develop plans for this property. We believe the project we have attracted is an ideal complement to Little League International’s new Central Region Headquarters currently under construction in Whitestown.”
The project, which is estimated to cost at least $135 million, will include:
- Approximately 200,000-square-foot Homefield youth sports environment, with at least one outdoor field.
- Approximately 250-unit market rate apartments.
- Flagged hotel with at least 105 rooms.
- An outdoor water sports and entertainment venue.
- At least 50,000 square feet of medical office building uses.
- Approximately 50,000 square feet of commercial/retail space.
- Potential for approximately 75 for-sale residential units.
“Whitestown deserves applause for its vision to turn an underutilized area into a place-based community of sports, recreation and entertainment,” Milhaus Vice President of Development Brad Vogelsmeier stated. “Milhaus is proud to bring our trusted partner Homefield from Kansas City to the Indianapolis area to execute and turn this vision into a unique community anchor.”
Town officials expect the project to be supported by local incentives, such as tax increment financing and the adoption of a food and beverage tax.
The Whitestown Town Council will hear a presentation on the planned development at its Feb. 10 meeting. Details can be found at whitestown.in.gov/meetings.